U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School
(2021, 2014, 2008)
WOLFHOUND WEDNESDAY

August 24, 2022

We had such a great time at Meet the Teacher last night! A big thank you to our Home & School Association for their help in planning the fun welcome back event.

UPCOMING EVENTS:



Wed, Aug 24: First Day of School for Last Names A-K (Grade 1-8); Kindergarten Staggered Start

Thurs, Aug 25: First Day of School for Last Names L-Z (Grade 1-8); Kindergarten Staggered Start

Fri, Aug 26: Kindergarten Staggered Start

Mon, Sept 5: No School - Labor Day

Thurs, Sept 8: Home & School Meeting (10 AM)

Mon, Sept 12: SAC Meeting 

Thurs, Sept 15: Early Release (1:30 PM)

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The O'Reilly Minute

Dear Parents,


It was great seeing so many of you on Monday at our combination Meet The Teacher and Welcome Back Party!   It was wonderful to meet so many new people and reconnect with long time families. A special thank you to our Home and School for organizing our snow cones, popcorn and festive music. It was truly a celebration for our school community!  


Today we welcomed our A-K students.  The building felt like it was going to burst with excitement and joy! We look forward to welcoming our L - Z students tomorrow morning with the same enthusiasm.  


A few reminders and helpful hints about our new procedures:


  • Please check the story below regarding arrival and dismissal procedures and maps.   
  • Please find details in the story below regarding setting up lunch accounts in FACTS  

 

Our opening school Mass will be on Friday, August 26th at 9:00 am.  All are welcome to attend.  Parents may choose to sit with their child’s class or are invited to sit with their children in another area of the church.  


As we work Together As ONE Serving God, Our School and Our Community, May the blessings of St. Brigid be with us during the 2022 -2023 school year!


Kathy O’Reilly

Back to School Handouts

Please review all the Back to School handouts at the links below. All other forms that need to be completed were emailed to you to complete digitally in FACTS on Monday, August 22.


These forms may also be found on our website by clicking the "Current Families" box.



Handbooks & Procedures:


K-8 School Handbook

**Dress Code information begins on page 41

Chromebook & Technology Handbook

RaiseRight (formerly MyScrip) 2022-23 Information

Lunch Menu

Home & School 22-23 Brochure

(a paper version of the H&S brochure will be available at Parent Admin Day)




Action Items & Sign Up Forms:


Annual Fund 22-23 Donation Form

Gifts of Gratitude 22-23 Donation Form

Home & School 22-23 Volunteer Sign Up Form

Add Money to Your Lunch Account




Save the Date:


Barn Bash

is Friday, October 21 from 6 - 8:15 pm

Recess Volunteer Sign Up
We are excited to invite recess volunteers back this year and we need your help! The recess schedule has changed back to the regular schedule and we would like to see all of the slots filled in effort to give the teachers some time back in their day. There are two sign-up links as in years past:

  1. The Kindergarten Recess Volunteer sign-up link (one time slot per day, one volunteer needed)
  2. 1st-6th grade recess sign-ups (broken into two time slots per day, two volunteers per time slot)
 
These sign up links can be found below and also in the Quick Links at the top of the Wolfhound Wednesday each week.

All volunteers must be PGC (Protecting God’s Children) certified and have completed the St. Brigid Volunteer Application. We appreciate the support anyone is able to provide this year!
Kindergarten Recess Volunteer Sign Up
1st - 6th Recess Volunteer Sign Up
Arrival & Dismissal
The morning drop off will begin at 7:45 am with cars following the pattern outlined on the map below. If you are in need of an early morning drop please consider using our morning latchkey program which opens at 7:00 am. Please contact Karol Halm, our director at mrs.halm@stbrigid-school.org.  

We are pleased to announce that dismissal will be returning to just one session beginning at 2:55 pm in the Enke parking lot. Parents please park according to the map below (click the links below the maps for more detailed instructions). Students will be released to your cars and cars will be directed to leave once all children are safely in their car.  
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A Reminder: Our Attendance Notification Policy
If your child will be absent or tardy, please call the school office that morning before 8:30 a.m. (614-718-5825) or email the attendance email at attendance@stbrigid-school.org so we can notify the teacher.

This is an email address that all office secretaries can access.

Thank you!

Sign Up for Home & School
St. Brigid Home & School is looking for volunteers to get involved in the many Home & School activities for the 22-23 school year!

To sign up to be a volunteer or on a committee with Home & School, click the sign-up button below. If you have questions, contact 22-23 Home & School Chairs Sherri Johnson (clarke97sd@msn.com) or Anne Flock (anne.flock@gmail.com).

To learn more about Home & School and its committees, view the 22-23 brochure here.
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2022-2023 School Lunch Update

During the last school year, children and families benefitted from no-cost school meals for all students, made possible by special permission from the United States Department of Agriculture. Unfortunately, these permissions have expired. St. Brigid of Kildare school and the Ohio Department of Education cannot extend the permissions for no-cost meals for all students. 


School meals will still be available to all students; however, they will not be free to all students. Households may apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits by 09/20/2022. Applications are available on the school website here, as was done before the pandemic. Eligibility for free and reduced-price lunch is based on federal income guidelines or participation in other programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Ohio Works First. For additional information concerning the National School Lunch Program, please see the U.S. Department of Agriculture school lunch question and answer webpage.


2022-23 Lunch Cost

The cost of lunch is $3.00 and that includes milk. Individual milk is available for purchase for $0.50. Water is available for free in the cafeteria. All cafeteria items are peanut-free.  Please note that we will be offering a full salad bar option for students in grades 4 - 8 after Labor Day. 



Breakfast Program

Breakfast items will be available for sale from 7:45 - 8:00 AM. Items will be sold for $0.75 each. The cost will be deducted from the student’s lunch account. All items will be peanut-free and will be convenient to eat.


For questions or additional information please contact Joyce Brown at 614-425-4822 or mrs.brown@stbrigid-school.org.


Add Money to Your Lunch Account - Instructions

Lunch Calendar

Spirit of Peace Counseling - Mental Health Newsletter

Spirit of Peace, an organization we use to bring counselors to our school, has created a monthly newsletter with mental health tips for your children.


Click the link below to view their August newsletter.

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FACTS: Web Forms & Teacher Assignment  
All students in preschool through grade 8 will be using FACTS to complete their back to school Web Forms again this school year. These forms will be available beginning Monday, August 22nd. Upon login, please navigate to School, and then Webforms, to complete your Web Forms packet. Directions are attached below.

After completing your Webforms, select Student, and then Schedules to view your student's homeroom teacher.
 
If you do not have a FACTS log in please follow the directions attached. There is also a video tutorial linked in the document below. If you have problems or questions, please contact Kerinan Jordan at mrs.jordan@stbrigid-school.org
 
News from Our Parish & Community
Make It A Date - Aug 27
A Night Out to Strengthen Your Marriage

Saturday, August 27, 2022, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Hendrick’s Hall – St. Brigid of Kildare Parish 

All married and engaged couples are invited to St. Brigid’s 23rd Make It a Date!

It will be a flashback Saturday as we reminisce about how we first met our spouses and our first impressions of each other. 

Parishioners Mark and Patsy Callahan will be our guides on this journey down memory lane. The Callahans have been married for 22 years and have 2 children.

Like always, we’ll have light appetizers and there will be a chance to catch up with old and new friends. 

At the conclusion of the event, couples leave on their own date at a venue of their choice to talk about the evening and how it relates to their own relationships.

Please RSVP to Christine Drab at cadrab@gmail.com or 614-256-9065 by August 24.

Sponsored by Family First and the St. Brigid School of Adult Faith Formation

Family First Fall Events

Family First has many fall activities planned! Learn more about the fall sessions and events they have planned, as well as childcare sign ups at the link below:


  • Mom to Mom
  • Sister in Christ
  • Family Rosary
  • Family Service Activity - Snack Bags for Ronald McDonald House
Family First Fall Events
News from Our Catholic High Schools
Please email any alumni news for sharing to Allie Wing at mrs.wing@stbrigid-school.org.
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If you have information you'd like included in the next Wolfhound Wednesday, email it to Allie Wing at mrs.wing@stbrigid-school.org.

To view past issues of the Wolfhound Wednesday, find them archived on our website here.
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